start your golf swing you need to take the correct stance, and if
your biomechanics are correct your posture and spine angle will also
weight should be on the balls of your feet, your head slightly
behind the ball.
you are a right handed golfer you should be tilted to the right
and opposite for left handed golfers.
hands should be in the middle of the body with a neutral
if there is a problem with your biomechanics and posture due to a spinal
fault or muscle imbalance, you will not be able to achieve this position
and your swing will begin to have faults from the very beginning.
setup, if you haven't got good balance you can't achieve a good golf
swing. The most important aspect of balance for a golfer is to find
their right centre of gravity. If their centre
of balance is wrong their movement of their lower half of the body
is limited creating lack of power with the lateral movement of the hips
and shoulders affected. If your hips aren't balanced this will affect
your legs which will in turn cause you to try to create power by your
arms. You will loose your ability to transfer your weight from your
right side to your left you swing too much with your arms and not enough
with your body. By not being able to clear your hips, you miss out on
a major power source. If your centre of balance is right you will have
good weight transfer, power in the legs and balance for maximum power.
to be square to the target with the ability to drive the legs through
the ball with a lateral movement of the hips and shoulders.
has been suggested by many teachers that the correct angle for your
feet to be aligned is for the right foot should be pointing away from
the hole by approximately 20 degrees to enable you to turn your hips
and shoulders for the windup of your back swing. The left foot should
be turned towards the hole at approximately 30 degrees to allow the
body to swing through slowly during the follow through. If you have
a rotation of your pelvis your legs will rotate causing you to have
difficulty with your foot angel. If you struggle with the angle of your
feet so you have difficulty turning your hips and shoulders, your legs
and body cannot swing strongly during your follow through. If you can
maintain balance with your feet square to the target you will maximize
swing but if you have a biomechanical fault this will not be achieved
with any consistency.
is important to align hips, feet and shoulders square to the target
at address. If your grip stance and swing is all orientated towards
the target, chances are that the ball will head in that direction. But
if your centre of gravity is wrong and balance is wrong, causing incorrect
spine angle, you cannot align square to the target, you will make compensations
during the swing and this will result in inconsistencies and a poor
shot. If your centre of gravity is correct, along with your balance and spine angle,
you will always be square to the target.
are told ball position is important. It is advised by most modern teachers
that to maintain a consistent swing you need a consistent ball position.
While you try to have a consistent ball position, which is inside the
left heel, if your centre of balance position is too far left or right
from your centre of gravity, even if you move the ball to compensate
you will not have proper contact causing a poor shot, lack of power,
information on the CAUSES AND CURES OF COMMON SWING FAULTS